Tag Archives: Navy

Scooperoo! Movie Life Magazine, ca. 1944

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Been wondering what goes with Lt. Robert Taylor since he swapped his civvies for a naval uniform? Well, here he is, snapped eclusively for Movie Life when he turned up in New York recently do do a pitch for the … Continue reading

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Remembering Nancy Reagan and a Great Friendship

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Nancy Reagan’s death this week brought to mind the close friendship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess. Ronald Reagan and Robert Taylor lived parallel lives for decades.  Both were midwesterners, both college educated, both successful … Continue reading

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The Fighting Lady, 1944, Is Showing on TCM Tomorrow Morning (USA)

  Fighting Lady, 1944, is playing on Turner Classic Movies on September 23 at 3:30 a.m. est. Not closed captioned.  Robert Taylor is the narrator. Fighting Lady remains, along with William Wyler’s Memphis Belle and John Huston’s Battle of San … Continue reading

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Lt. Robert Taylor, United States Naval Reserve 1943-1945

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We know little about Robert Taylor’s life in the Navy.  There were no journalists following him around to record his life and snag interviews.  His three years in the Navy seemed to have changed Mr. Taylor profoundly–he went in still … Continue reading

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“The Gorgeous Hussy,” 1936, Is Playing on TCM on September 3 (USA)

“The Gorgeous Hussy,” 1936, is playing on Turner Classic Movies at 4:15 a.m. Closed captioned.  *NOTE*:A TCM programming day begins at 6:00am EST on the calendar day listed and runs to 5:59am EST in the morning on the next day. … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Would Have Been 103 Today (August 5)

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Happy Birthday Robert Taylor Robert Taylor was an extremely versatile actor. During the four decades of his career he played a doctor, a soldier, a gangster, an ancient Roman, a murderer, a brain damaged veteran, a cowboy, a spy, a … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor and Draft Deferments

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The Truth About Hollywood Deferments By “Fearless,” Photoplay Magazine, December 1942, reprinted on OldMagazineArticles.com Yes, a lot of stars have been deferred—and they haven’t been able to tell the public why! Here’s the inside information. While it is true that … Continue reading

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